April 27, 1986 |
An earth tremor registering 4.3 on the Richter scale shook the southern city of Granada near Spain's Costa del Sol on Saturday, causing alarm but no injuries or damage, officials said.
May 26, 1991 |
Ben Johnson, running the 100-meter dash for the first time since testing positive for steroid use at the the 1988 Olympic Games, finished fifth Saturday in an international track and field meet at Granada, Spain. Johnson got off to a good start, but Dennis Mitchell of the United States blew past him at the halfway point and won by four meters in 10.18 seconds. Johnson was clocked in 10.54. Nikolai Antonov of Bulgaria finished second in 10.
May 23, 1985
A butane gas explosion and fire at a crowded restaurant in Granada, Spain, injured 79 people and damaged nearby buildings, the civil governor's office said. Authorities said the explosion at the Meson Andaluz restaurant came just moments after police arrived at the scene and began cordoning off the area in response to complaints by neighbors of a strong gas odor.
March 17, 1987 |
The world's youngest Buddhist lama, a 2-year-old Spanish boy, grinned, yelled and chewed candy today as he was enthroned and venerated as the reincarnation of a dead Tibetan lama. Osel Hita, from Granada, Spain, wore the maroon robes and pointed yellow hat of a Tibetan lama as he was carried to his throne sucking a plastic toy. Osel, whose name means "clear light" in Tibetan, is the fifth child of Paco and Maria Hita, who run a Buddhist center near Granada.
December 12, 2012 |
Framed by a Moorish arch (or is it just a Moorish-looking arch?), a blue-green Islamic minaret (or does it just look like a minaret?) rises above tall trees in a city with about 1.5 million residents. This might be a good time to remember that the words azure, admiral, adobe, alcohol and assassin all came to English by way of Arabic. The same is true for many Spanish words. But maybe none of that matters. What city are we looking at, and when did this tower go up? Cairo; 10th century Esfahan, Iran; 18th century Las Vegas; 21st century Granada, Spain; 11th century Tijuana; 20th century Tijuana is the right answer.
November 30, 2008 |
Old Las Palmas compound Location: Palm Springs Description: The 1930s estate was rented to Elizabeth Taylor in the late '50s. Size: There are seven bedrooms and 9 1/2 bathrooms in 10,226 square feet of living space. Published on: Feb. 24, 2008 Listed then for: $9.2 million Listed now for: $7.8 million Agent: Scott Lyle, Scott Lyle Realtors, Palms Springs, (888) 417-3782 -- Castillo del Canon Location: Irvine's Shady Canyon Description: The newly built home was inspired by the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.